A team of West Bridgford parents will be hosting a pop-up Korean food stall in Lady Bay, West Bridgford on Saturday 16th December 2017, in raise much needed funds for the Nottingham and Lincolnshire Children’s Bereavement Centre.
The event will run from 12.00-2.00pm, as well as 5.00-7.30pm on Saturday and will take place at 78, Holme Road, West Bridgford NG2 5AD. Families are welcome and will be able to come along and eat Korean style street food and enjoy a Christmas tipple in a festive and warm atmosphere.
Event organiser Inkyung Choung, who has recently set up a small business cooking Korean food for parties and hosting pop ups, was inspired to give something back after living in Lady Bay for several years and having her two daughters here, as Inkyung explained: “Christmas is a time that you really take stock of your situation and I looked at my life and felt so genuinely blessed that I felt like there must be something I could do to help those people in need over what can be a lonely and sad time if you are a child that has lost a parent.”
A team of local mums and dads was mobilised via Whatsapp and the idea for the fundraising was born with Inkyung deploying her culinary skills to come up with the idea for the pop up food stall.
The Children’s Bereavement centre is open to children aged 3 to 18 years old and offers a welcoming and safe environment for them and their families to receive the help and guidance they need. The Centre is run by a committed team of friendly, supportive and professional people who are qualified to help with the grieving process brought on by the death, terminal illness and divorce or separation of someone close. It is funded by various charitable trusts, organisations, donations and local fund-raising and so events such as the one which Inkyung and her team have organised are invaluable, as Sarah a parent who has used the service following the sudden death of her husband, said: “When terrible things happen services like this help but are few and far between. This local service helped my two and four-year olds to get the sparkle back into their eyes. The recent West Bridgford help is wonderful for local children. A little bit of profession al help has a huge impact over the child’s lifetime. “
The dishes available will be a Korean style burger served with (insert info) £5 as well as a side of lotus root chips £2, popcorn chicken with a sweet and tangy sauce £5 and vegetarian mandu (which is a Korean dumpling) £5 there will also be festive drinks available and you can even buy frozen mandu to take away and pop in the freezer for another date, 10 frozen mandu with soy sauce for £10. There will also be selection of festive tipples available and soft drinks.
For more information please see Inkyung’s facebook page Inkyung’s Kitchen and also childrensbereavementcentre.co.uk